Application of an Arbelos in Real Life


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Which of the following shapes is an arbelos?

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1. In the arbelos shown, AB + BC = D (D is the diameter of the largest circle). Based on this, what is the formula for the perimeter of the arbelos?

2. What is the formula for the area of the arbelos shown?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo quickly and effectively tests what you know about arbelos. These questions will focus on the mathematical characteristics and practical uses of this shape.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and its attached worksheet, you'll review your knowledge of:

  • The formula for the perimeter of an arbelos
  • Finding the area of an arbelos
  • The shape of an arbelos

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related arbelos lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the shape and usefulness of an arbelos in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve arbelos practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the formulas used to find the area and perimeter of an arbelos

Additional Learning

To learn more about this geometric shape, review the lesson called Application of an Arbelos in Real Life. You will explore:

  • The two most common uses of an arbelos
  • Why an arbelos knife is useful to certain professions
  • The importance of the perimeter of the largest circle to the perimeter of an arbelos